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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Alcohol Consumption

Heavy Drinking*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,355 9,109 97.0 96.2-97.6 246 3.0 2.4- 3.8
-Piedmont NC 4,012 3,894 96.5 95.2-97.5 118 3.5 2.5- 4.8
GENDER
Male 1,506 1,452 95.4 92.8-97.2 54 4.6 2.8- 7.2
Female 2,506 2,442 97.6 96.6-98.2 64 2.4 1.8- 3.4
RACE
White 2,952 2,852 96.0 94.3-97.1 100 4.0 2.9- 5.7
African American 798 787 98.7 97.4-99.4 11 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Other Minorities 202 196 96.2 86.8-99.0 6 3.8 1.0-13.2
AGE
18-24 242 231 92.4 84.4-96.5 11 7.6 3.5-15.6
25-34 634 609 95.9 91.9-98.0 25 4.1 2.0- 8.1
35-44 839 812 97.6 96.1-98.6 27 2.4 1.4- 3.9
45-54 808 777 95.2 91.4-97.3 31 4.8 2.7- 8.6
55-64 607 597 98.8 97.4-99.5 10 1.2 0.5- 2.6
65-74 464 456 98.9 96.9-99.6 8 1.1 0.4- 3.1
75+ 387 382 98.7 95.8-99.6 5 1.3 0.4- 4.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 583 575 97.6 93.2-99.2 8 2.4 0.8- 6.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,063 1,031 95.4 91.7-97.4 32 4.6 2.6- 8.3
Some Post-H.S. 946 914 96.3 93.0-98.0 32 3.7 2.0- 7.0
College Graduate 1,406 1,360 97.2 95.7-98.2 46 2.8 1.8- 4.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 358 350 94.1 82.8-98.1 8 5.9 1.9-17.2
$15,000- 24,999 657 636 96.9 94.3-98.4 21 3.1 1.6- 5.7
$25,000- 34,999 400 390 98.4 96.1-99.3 10 1.6 0.7- 3.9
$35,000- 49,999 542 523 97.3 95.2-98.5 19 2.7 1.5- 4.8
$50,000-74,999 471 457 97.3 94.9-98.6 14 2.7 1.4- 5.1
$75,000+ 658 636 94.5 88.8-97.4 22 5.5 2.6-11.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 450 433 96.1 92.5-98.1 17 3.9 1.9- 7.5
Guilford 440 424 95.7 92.3-97.6 16 4.3 2.4- 7.7
Mecklenburg 443 425 93.4 87.1-96.8 18 6.6 3.2-12.9
Orange 450 432 95.8 92.8-97.6 18 4.2 2.4- 7.2
Wake 449 428 94.4 90.0-96.9 21 5.6 3.1-10.0
Chatham/Lee 398 384 96.7 94.3-98.1 14 3.3 1.9- 5.7
Nash/Wilson 376 371 98.5 96.3-99.4 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7
Craven/Pamlico 451 436 96.9 94.4-98.3 15 3.1 1.7- 5.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 434 424 97.7 95.5-98.8 10 2.3 1.2- 4.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 453 441 95.5 91.1-97.8 12 4.5 2.2- 8.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 473 465 98.5 96.3-99.4 8 1.5 0.6- 3.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 424 412 96.0 92.0-98.0 12 4.0 2.0- 8.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 467 461 98.9 97.4-99.6 6 1.1 0.4- 2.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 418 409 97.2 94.2-98.7 9 2.8 1.3- 5.8
Northeast NC I 457 451 99.0 97.6-99.6 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4
Northeast NC II 505 491 96.6 92.6-98.5 14 3.4 1.5- 7.4
Northeastern Partnership 962 942 97.4 95.0-98.7 20 2.6 1.3- 5.0
Mountain AHEC 1,299 1,259 96.8 95.2-97.9 40 3.2 2.1- 4.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,280 3,208 97.7 96.7-98.4 72 2.3 1.6- 3.3
Piedmont 4,012 3,894 96.5 95.2-97.5 118 3.5 2.5- 4.8
Western NC 2,063 2,007 97.2 96.1-98.0 56 2.8 2.0- 3.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the alcohol consumption questions.
No = Respondents reported having LESS than 2 drinks/day for MALES and LESS than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.
Yes = Respondents reported having MORE than 2 drinks/day for MALES and MORE than 1 drink/day for FEMALES.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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